Contrary to popular belief, learning code is so much more than gaming.
Many coding programs are starting to integrate playing video games and learning code, so that children interested in playing video games will start to understand the language behind creating them.
Tell someone you’re a computer programmer, and they’ll visualize a person hunched in front of a computer screen for days at a time with no outside human contact. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! Socializing is essential to coding, as most programmers must work, learn, and function together while building projects as a team.
We recently chatted with the staff at Hatch Canada for an insider scoop about new programs, future goals and what you can expect over the next few months!
Over the course of the year, we’ve received a lot of great advice about coding and programming from industry experts. Many of these leaders agree that not only is coding here to stay, but that it has a tremendous impact on the world!
At Hatch, our goal is to make coding more accessible and fun to learn for the next generation. To reach our goal, our passionate coaches are a major part of the equation. We love to learn about and share their backstories. Many of our coaches live and breath coding. They work with code every day and are able to relay their expertise and real world experience to Hatch students to spark their curiosity.
Sean’s interest in coding first emerged when he wanted to expand his own gameplay on Minecraft, and his passion has been growing ever since! Sean was featured in a newsletter published by The York School, where he discussed five reasons why coding should be taught to every student: problem solving, getting a job in the future, engagement, adaptability, and minimal set-up. After hearing about his level of excitement, we just had to follow up to talk about how his journey with Hatch began!
The Toronto Star recently published an amazing article that's right up our alley. It's called: Teaching kids to think critically is crucial for their future. The article highlights the amazing work done by Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman, an associate professor at OISE and a senior consultant and the non-profit Critical Thinking Consortium.
Want to know what’s been going on with Hatch lately? We’ve had a lot of fun over the March break, so here is a breakdown of our camps and how we kept busy.
Join Hatch Canada this Sunday, March 5th at the Yonge Lawrence Village Camp Expo! This free family event showcases local community kids programs and camps (March Break and Summer) to help kids and parents explore what’s happening in the neighbourhood. It will be a fun day of discovery, and attendees will even get the chance to win some great prizes. The event will also feature free giveaways and grab bags so you won’t go home empty handed.